I am excited to be one of the stops today on Stacey O’Neale’s THE SHADOW PRINCE Blog Tour with a post about the elemental courts in her Mortal Enchantment series. I have always been fascinated by abilities that are drawn from the elements and I can’t wait to learn more about each of these four courts as the series progresses.
If you haven’t yet had the chance to meet Rowan or taken a peek at what goes on in the fire court, THE SHADOW PRINCE is available in eBook format to download for free. But if you’d like to know just a little bit more first, you can check out the novella’s description which follows below the book’s awesome cover.
And if you’d like to know more about each of the four courts, be sure to see what Stacey O’Neale has to say in her guest post, which follows immediately below this introduction. The courts I am most curious about are the fire court and the water court. But I think I’m most intrigued by the water court. Telepathic and psychic abilities, secretive natures and power over the water make them pretty awesome. But that’s just what I think….
Which court sounds like it might be your favorite?
This tour includes a wicked cool giveaway for an eReader and signed copies of the book. Just scroll down to the Rafflecopter for details and a chance to win. The giveaway is international.
But before all that, let me turn the blog over to the author, Stacey O’Neale, so you can learn a little bit more about the elemental courts.
The Guest Post
The Elemental Courts
by Stacey O’Neale
There are four elemental courts: Woodland (Earth), Fire, Air, and Water.
The woodland is the fey court, meaning all the variations of faeries belong here. Their power comes from anything on land like forests, jungles, and even the ground we stand on. They are quite charming and playful, but don’t be fooled. The fey are well-known for their skills on the battlefield. They also provide all the weapons for each of the courts.
The fire court has many different types of creatures like gabriel hounds, ogres, and goblins. They draw their power from anything that can produce heat like fire, volcanoes, and our planet’s core. Fire elementals are very passionate and fiercely loyal which sometimes gets them in trouble. Their powers are tied to their emotions.
The air court is the least diverse when it comes to creatures. They are mostly different variations of elves because they rarely mate outside of their own court. Their power comes from the skies. They can control the weather and manipulate the air around them. They are what I consider the thinkers and historians of the bunch. Their lifestyle is very simplistic and they tend to keep to themselves.
The water court is made up of water creatures like mermaids, sirens, and sprites. As you’ve probably guessed, they control anything having to do with water. They can summon the water without being in it, but they are much more powerful when they are within it. Out of all the courts, they are the most secretive. They speak to one another telepathically and their queen is known for her psychic abilities.
About The Shadow Prince
Series: Mortal Enchantment #0.5
Publisher: Phoenix Reign
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Every sacrifice has consequences.
Sixteen-year-old Rowan has spent most of his life living among the mortals—learning to control the element of fire, impatiently awaiting the day his vengeful mother, Queen Prisma, will abdicate her throne. When he finally returns to Avalon for his coronation, his mother insists he must first prove his loyalty to the court by completing a secret mission:
Kill Kalin, the half-human, half-elemental daughter of the air court king.
Willing to do anything to remove his mother from power, he agrees to sacrifice the halfling. He returns to the mortal world with his best friend, Marcus, determined to kill the princess. But as he devises a plan, he starts to question whether or not he’s capable of completing such a heinous task. And what price he will pay if he refuses?
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About Stacey O’Neale
Stacey O’Neale lives in Annapolis, Maryland. When she’s not writing, she spends her time fangirling over books, blogging, watching fantasy television shows, cheering for the Baltimore Ravens, and hanging out with her husband and daughter.
Her career in publishing started as a blogger-turned-publicist for two successful small publishers. Stacey writes young adult paranormal romance and adult science fiction romance. Her books always include swoon-worthy heroes, snarky heroines, and lots of kissing.
Stacey loves hearing from readers. Follow her on Twitter @StaceyONeale, look for her on Facebook, Pinterest, and GoodReads. You can also visit her blog.
The tour includes an awesome giveaway for a Kindle Fire or Nook HD Tablet and 10 signed copies of THE SHADOW PRINCE.
- Giveaway is International.
- Giveaway ends April 29th.
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The Tour Schedule
March 28th – Parajunkee – Interview
March 31st – Good Choice Reading – Interview
April 1st – Romancing the Book – Guest Post
April 4th – The YA Sisterhood – Interview
April 8th – The Irish Banana – Guest Post
April 11th – Jenuine Cupcakes – Interview
April 15th – K-Books – Interview
April 22nd – Read Between the Wines – Guest Post